Careers With Tropic

We’re Hiring!

Apply today to join the elite team of Pilots of the Caribbean! ™


Position descriptions are listed below for reference when we are hiring for talented pilots, mechanics, and staff to join our team at Tropic Ocean Airways. Employees enjoy benefits such as flight privileges, health insurance, dental, vision and GAP insurance, maternity leave, paid time off (PTO) and a voluntary 401(K) with employer match.



Tropic Ocean Airways is the largest seaplane operator in the Southeast United States. We currently operate Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft on Wipaire amphibious floats in The Bahamas, the Caribbean and New York.


We are looking for qualified candidates who are interested and able to work in various locations as required. This is a salaried, full-time position with full benefits.


SIC Minimum Qualifications:

  • 250 hours Total Flight Time
  • FAA Commercial ASEL, Instrument Rating.
  • FAA Commercial ASES
  • FAA High Performance and Complex endorsements
  • FCC Radio Operator Permit
  • Second Class Medical Certificate


PIC Minimum Qualifications (the above SIC minimums plus):

  • 1200 hours Total Flight Time
  • 500 hours Cross Country
  • 100 hours Night
  • 75 hours Instrument
  • 100 hours Float Time


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • G1000 Experience
  • Seaplane Time
  • Turbine Time
  • Cessna 208 Time

Chief Pilot

This position will be responsible for the planning and oversight of all flight crewmembers, while adhering to all FAA and other pertinent regulations to provide safe, on-time flights while treating guests and team members with excellent customer service.
  • Must be qualified by experience, training and expertise for a Chief Pilot Position under 14 CFR §119 in a Part 135 operation
  • Drive positive pilot culture and morale
  • Guide and manage GOM compliance and adherence to all FAA expectations
  • Coordinate pilot scheduling and with training department
If you are interested in this unique leadership opportunity, please email your resume to [email protected] and mention Chief Pilot in the subject line.

Flight Controller

This position supports the Operations Department in maintaining the flight schedule and releasing aircraft for flights. This is an entry level position and training will be provided.


  • Schedule flight crew to ensure adherence with company and FAA regulations regarding currency and flight/duty limitations.
  • Schedule all aircraft for charter, scheduled service and maintenance.
  • Monitor the progress for each flight.
  • Stay informed of current weather conditions and associated rescheduling needs.
  • Keep appropriate company personnel advised of flight progress as required.
  • Remain current on available resources and training to facilitate an effective scheduling operation.
  • Work closely with maintenance, guest experience, and VIP departments.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays in situations of unexpected scheduling events such as weather or maintenance issues.

Guest Services Agent

This position is responsible for providing all necessary and required guest services including but not limited to baggage processing, gate check-in, greeting arriving guests, handling of VIPs, providing special guest assistance, and the handling of other duties as assigned.


  • Provide exceptional customer service as the first face of the company.
  • Ability to comfortably and continuously lift/move 50 lbs. of baggage/cargo on and off aircraft.
  • Frequent bending, stretching, push/pulling, stacking and kneeling.
  • Read and interpret aircraft weight and balance loading instructions, hazardous material identification labels, and baggage and cargo routing tags.

Customer Experience Specialist

This position is responsible for all incoming calls and requests, booking and all details related to Scheduled Service flights and aids the teams working with Charter guests.


  • Assist the Charter Sales Specialists and Air Concierge Teams by fielding and handling inbound customer calls and emails.
  • Collect data from the guest and input it in to the Tropic CRM or pass it on to the respective individual.
  • Distribute leads as instructed using provided tools and methods.
  • Be a liaison between our partners and operations team to resolve any emerging issues that may arise with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Provide excellent customer service from initial contact through flight confirmation.

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Aircraft mechanics maintain and repair the avionic and mechanical equipment needed to keep our land and seaplanes flying.


  • The repairing, inspecting and maintaining the structural, mechanical and electronic elements of the aircraft, replacing parts, measuring wear and assessing whether parts need repair or replacement.
  • Use a wide variety of diagnostic devices, computers, hand and mechanical tools to assess and fix aircraft, and maintain aircraft standards as required by the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Ability to comfortably and continuously lift/move 50 lbs.
  • Attention to Detail: Our aircraft are maintained to very specific standards. Precision in the following and execution of standard repair procedures is key.

Charter Sales Specialist

This position will exhibit customer-centric skills in sales and revenue development, while supporting the guest experience, organization and marketing.


  • Drive revenue and profitability through inbound leads to the charter channel and increase overall booking conversions by using aviation knowledge, destination knowledge and appropriate closing methods on each lead.
  • Assist with guest retention.
  • Continuously build and develop strategies to integrate B2C marketing that will help drive continuous lead generation throughout the year.
  • Identify gaps in specific markets or key destinations.
  • Input accurate information on each account to ensure all information is gathered and communicated with the Air Concierge.
  • Seek new sales growth outside of existing pipelines to create annual recurring revenue. Develop annual recurring revenue through active listening and asking detailed questions to uncover new opportunities.


Interview Process

All applicants at Tropic Ocean Airways will be evaluated during three (3) separate interviews.


Applicants that successfully advance through all three (3) interviews, may receive a conditional offer of employment. Upon the satisfactory completion of a drug screening and background check, conditional employees will receive a new hire information packet.


All Tropic Ocean Airways’ personnel, regardless of position, complete a new-hire orientation class within their first few weeks of employment. During Tropic Ocean Airways’ orientation class, we introduce new-hires to the core values of our company, provide guest services training and answer any questions that you may have about our airline.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Tropic Ocean Airways to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Tropic Ocean Airways will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Process

Once the application period has begun, submit your application.


  • After your application has been submitted, we may ask you to provide additional documentation such as two references, DD-214 (Military Veterans), school transcripts, etc.
  • If not a citizen or permanent resident, you must obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to prove eligibility to work in the United States. You will need to provide this documentation prior to your 1st interview.
  • You will receive a return email confirming receipt of your application. Your application will be kept on file for consideration during the application window.
  • Following the closing of the application window, you will receive an email confirming your consideration for employment with a timeline and next steps.

Our Commitment to Our Team

At Tropic Ocean Airways, we’re dedicated to helping our pilots succeed with ongoing education. Once you are hired, we’ll help you master our state-of-the-art seaplane aircraft and elevate your already robust capabilities. You’ll receive personalized coaching to refine techniques, safety skills, passenger service, and open water operations.


We invest in hands-on training because our pilots’ expertise is paramount to our mission. As a member of our team, you’ll have access to professional development opportunities that far surpass basic requirements. Consider us your partners in reaching your aviation goals!


Our in-house training program enables our team to operate to the highest standards, delivering an unparalleled flight experience. Contact us at [email protected] to learn more about how we’re committed to your growth and success.


(Please see our minimum SIC requirements above before applying).

To Apply

To inquire about an open position, please follow the instructions below:


1. Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. (Ensure that you mention the desired position in the subject line of your email).

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We look forward to receiving your application and considering you for the position. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.